Portlands ChocolateFest sponsored by Sock Dreams
Sock Dreamer Zaffy & I headed over to the Oregon Convention Center just before noon on Sunday to check out the event and taste all the goodies. In my nearly 17 years in Portland it was my first time to go to the center, so that in itself was an adventure. It's a nice building with easy indoor parking and some really cool artwork installations including a mosaic of our universe on the floor with a pendulum swinging overhead...

I wore my pair of chocolate socks so we could finally get our own shot of those up
(many thanks to Zaf for shooting them on me!)...
Gumball Poodle CHOCOLATE socks at Sock Dreams
these are the ones we sell and they are not the ones that were sold at the event or given away Sunday morning, though we might bring in the alternate version, if we can, because they sold out on Saturday...
Chocolate socks at the ChocolateFest from Sock Dreams & Gumball Poodle
Inside the event it was very crowded so we slowly made our way around sampling the many treats... I think I will aim for arriving earlier next time, maybe even the Friday evening Premier night... but there will be a next time! and just in case Chocolate isn't a good enough cause this event benefited the World Forestry Center.

By now you might be wondering how the samples were.... tiny, cute, delicious, unexpected (blue cheese brownies!?!), but most of all... the very best thing there was good old fashioned English Toffee made by a little Portland based company named Melting Pot Candy, along with their jalapeno version that kept my throat warm long after we walked away, if you can get some do... they were super tasty!